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Remuneration of Re-Employed Pensioner as per ROPA, 2019

Finance

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
FINANCE (AUDIT) DEPARTMENT
‘NABANNA’, HOWRAH – 711 102

No. 6472-F[P2] Date: 02.12.2019

MEMORANDUM

Consequent upon promulgation of WBS (ROPA) Rules, 2019 for all the State Govt. employees notionally w.e.f. 01.01.2016 with actual effect from 01.01.2020, the question of fixation of re-employment pay in respect of all the re-employed State Govt. pensioners in the revised pay structure has been under consideration of the Govt.

After careful consideration of the matter, the undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to state that a re-employed pensioner shall draw an amount of remuneration w.e.f. 01.01.2020 in the following manner:-

(I) For the re-employed pensioner who retired before 01.01.2016:

Basic Pay (Band Pay + Gr. Pay) last drawn by him on the date of superannuation will be revised notionally w.e.f. 01.01.2020 under Rule 7 of WBS (ROPA) Rules, 2019 as if he were in service on 01.01.2020.

After such fixation of basic pay under revised pay structure, he will draw w.e.f. 01.01.2020 that amount of notionally revised last basic pay plus dearness allowance as and when admissible on that basic pay from time to time plus house rent allowance, if any, as admissible as per existing orders on that notional last basic pay minus revised basic pension as per F.D.’s Memo No. 535-F (Pen.) dt. 01.10.2019 before commutation together with dearness relief on pension as and when admissible from time to time.

He will get pension, dearness relief on pension as and when admissible and medical allowance (if admissible) as usual as a pensioner.

(II) For the re-employed pensioner who retired on or after 01.01.2016:

Revised basic pay plus dearness allowance as and when admissible from time to time, plus house rent allowance, if any, as admissible in terms of existing orders minus revised basic pension before commutation together with dearness relief on pension as and when admissible from time to time.

He will draw pension, dearness relief on pension as and when admissible and medical allowance (if admissible) as usual as pensioner. If pension under revised pay structure in respect of a re-employed pensioner remains unsettled on 01.01.2020, he may be allowed to draw re-employment pay on the basis of proposed revised pension provisionally. After settlement of pension, overdrawal, if any, may be adjusted accordingly.

(III) In both the cases of fixation of remuneration during the period of reemployment as detailed above, house rent allowance will be admissible on the revised basic pay, if the same was admissible before the date of superannuation and shall be drawn subject to fulfilment of usual terms and conditions of drawal of the same.

(IV) The provisions of this memo shall, however, not be applicable in the case of AIS officers working for the affairs of the state and the State Govt, officers who are employed to a post, the pay of which is guided by any Act/ Rule/ Regulation.

(V) This order supersedes Order No. 3951-F dt. 27.05.2009 w.e.f. 01.01.2020.

(VI) No arrear pay and allowances will be admissible prior to 01.01.2020.

Sd/- H.K. Dwivedi
Additional Chief Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 6472-F dated 02.12.2019, Source

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